Sunday, May 15, 2016

Spring Birthday Wreath

Well, my friends here it is 'mid May' already
and that means time for a new challenge at

The theme is "Birthday"
and it couldn't get any easier then that!

I made a somewhat CAS card using a couple of gorgeous dies:

I cut the Spring wreath die 3 times,
twice from white card stock and once from
a beautiful lavender design paper.

I offset the layers to make a fuller wreath.
The flowers were cut from the same IO Spring Wreath set
also from white card stock, then colored with
TH Dusty Concord Distress ink, with a pearl for the centers.

The darling little birdie is from the Meadowbird branch die set.
the perfect size for the wreath!

The strips of design paper are from
'snippets' of scrap paper that were laying on my desk.
They are actually the exact same width, but
it is an 'illusion' they look different

The double bow was also sitting on my work table,
a 'reject' from another project,
but it seemed s if it were made for this card.

the Happy Birthday stamp is from SU Well Scripted .

Now mosey on over to the Dies R Us challenge blog
and see the beautiful inspiration from the rest of the design team
 and join in with us while there!!

Entering the following challenges:
A Gem of A Challenge ... Flowers (5/27)
Crafty Catz .... Dies/Punches (5/19)
Creative Corner .... Let's Celebrate (5/19)
Pixies Snippets PLayground .... Snippets


ellyscard creatief said...

This card is beautiful.
Gr, Elly

Ps, I have a blogcandy.

Ros Crawford said...

It's such a pretty card Diane ... I love those colours!

Barb said...

A really beautiful card. The colours are beautiful and I love the little bird on the wreath. Barbxx

laurie said...

Gorgeous wreath! I'm lovin' the purple!

Leslie Miller said...

I love this wreath and especially with the bird added. Makes all the difference that you layered/staggered the wreath. 'Course now it's on my wish list, sigh... Does this never end? Your double bow is perfect on your card!

Lisa said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the wreath and the sweet little birdie!! The flowers look amazing!! Love this my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful design. You used the pops of yellow perfectly along with the purple. Love the little bird in the wreath.

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so beautiful! I love the wreath design in those colors and then adding the yellow bird and bow really accented it wonderfully!

tilly said...

love the wreath branch and layout, a super card, thank you for joining us at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

Di said...

Wow Diane, this is fabulous! What a gorgeous design, the wreaths are wonderful the way you layered them - and such pretty colours too!

Thank you for coming to play in the Snippets Playground.


Di xx

Sue said...

Hi Diane, this is a beautiful card - I love the lilac colour scheme with that pretty yellow bird added. Thank you for joining us this time at A Gem of a Challenge.

LesleyG said...

Oh wow, love every layer, and that bow is stunning, what a great result xxx

Lynsey said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining in with a Gem of a Challenge this time!
Hugs Lynsey x